[microsound-announce] KGB trio in Berlin -- corrected info!

Kim Cascone kim at anechoicmedia.com
Mon Nov 17 17:13:56 EST 2008

Performance / Installation by KGB Trio 	Kim Cascone
								Guido Henneböhl
								Brendan Dougherty

'Noiseforest' (homage to David Tudor)

Noise Forest uses amplification of small sounds through contact mics,  
live processing, electronics, and live performance on found  
objects.   Percussionist Brendan Dougherty abandons the standard  
drumkit for a collection of junk and amplified objects which are  
processed / mixes / manipulated digitally (by Kim Cascone - using Max/ 
MSP) and electronically (by Guido Henneböhl (using cracked + homemade  
electronis / primitive machines). Inspired by David Tudor's  
Rainforest installation.

Location: Die Remise
	         Mittenwalder Str 7
		 Berlin Kreuzberg
		 ring doorbell

performances/times:  	Friday, Nov 21 at 8pm
				       Saturday, Nov 22 from 3pm on (including special guests)


+ Record release of Smoke on Devil's Mountain by KGB trio on Scrapple  
Records (scrapplerecords.com).  limited edition CD release (100  
copies) + online

On a wet, rainy day in November the trio treks into the woods of  
Teufelsberg, Berlin, and breaks into the abandoned station in order  
to take some field recordings. Traversing the dank, dark interior of  
the complex they make their way all the way to the large set of domes  
atop the buildings. The wind whipping at the torn skins of the  
geodesic domes. It begins to rain. The trio gets to work, recording  
the wind and rain through the domes as well as using the domes  
acoustic properties to process sounds made with hand held cracked  
electronics. Later in the KGB studio the trio work at processing and  
layering the dome recordings with live improvisations inspired by the  
dome recordings. The result it a disjointed temporal documentation of  
the morphogentic field recordings of a Cold War spy station.

KGB trio info:

Founded in 2004, KGB makes music using digital, electrical and  
acoustic instruments, creating music incorporating field recordings  
and processing, and performs as a trio and with an orchestra of  
improvising musicians.  The Swiss Pharmaceuticals CD was released in  
2005 on Utech records. Henneböhl and Dougherty have been working  
together in various Berlin experimental/noise outfits (Idiot Switch,  
Oktoschloks, Control, "Wendel Collective"), and perform with Cascone  
as KGB whenever Kim comes to Europe.  The group has played venues  
across Europe including  Instants Chavirez (Paris), FIM (Basel),  
Ausland (Berlin) and SKOP (Frankfurt).

Kim Cascone founded silent records in 1985 and has released more than  
15 albums of electronic music,  working/performing with Merzbow,Keith  
Rehberg, Oval, Scanner, Carsten Nicolai, Doug Aitken, and David Toop  
among others. Cascone was one of the co-founders of the microsound  
list and writes for Computer Music Journal and Artbyte Magazine.

Guido Henneböhl  builds and performs on his own analogue and  
electronic instruments.  He has performed across Europe with artists  
such as Travis Just, Alwynne Pritchard and works in the groups Idiot  
Switch and the Oktoschlocks.

Brendan Dougherty was born in Philadelphia and has been located in  
Berlin since 2002.  He works as a composer and performer in the areas  
of improvised music, jazz, and collaborates often with Dance and  
Theater Productions.  He has worked with the likes of Jeremy Wade,  
Billy Bang, Aleks Kolkowski, Jon Rose.

contact kgb at scrapplerecords.com
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